Massive Casino Connected to Havana-Inspired Shopping Center
Towering palm trees set amid Spanish architecture seem a little out of place in the middle of New Jersey. That's part of the exotic charm of The Quarter, a three-story streetscape that evokes old Havana, located at Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. This colorful hub is the beating heart of the resort, stocked with chic shopping boutiques and numerous restaurants spiced with international flavors from Cuba, Italy, and China.
Just an elevator ride from The Quarter, upgraded Classic guest rooms feature huge windows to reveal stunning views of the bright lights below. Downstairs, the 2,000-seat Tropicana Showroom hosts the extravagant "Spirit of Christmas" show, a New York–style high-kicking show complete with chorus girls, sparkling costumes, Santa Clauses in jetpacks, and nostalgic Christmas tunes. Postshow drinks are enjoyed at nightlife venues such as Tango's Lounge, a modish spot to sip wine and cocktails and listen to jazz, reggae, and salsa.
Inside the casinos, gamers browse more than 2,600 slot machines and 170 table games, ranging from craps to baccarat to the 24-hour Trop Poker Club. An on-site IMAX theater displays 3-D movies on a 5.5-story screen, showing both Hollywood hits and educational documentaries.
Atlantic City: Legendary Recreational Hub by the Sea
With its coastal location and boardwalk, Atlantic City isn't limited to casinos and clubs. Brimming with confectionaries selling saltwater taffy and fudge, the legendary Boardwalk also hosts cultural diversions, such as the Garden Pier, home to the Atlantic City Historical Museum and Atlantic City Art Center. At the Atlantic City Aquarium, visitors can feed sharks, then watch a diver interact with cownose rays and dogfish in a 25,000-gallon tank. For those looking to explore local waterways, sport fishing and cruises continue even after summer fades away.